Open mobile menu

King, Spir Fall in Finals at ITA All-American Championships

Oct. 9, 2011

Results

Tulsa, Okla. – Georgia Tech’s Kevin King and Juan Spir, the top-ranked doubles team in the nation, came up short in Sunday’s championship match at the ITA All-American Championships, falling 6-3, 6-7, 6-4, to Chase Buchanan and Blaz Rola of Ohio State, the nation’s 3rd-ranked team.

ITA All-American site

The top-seeded Tech tandem, after reaching the semifinals of last year’s NCAA Championship and USTA/ITA National Indoor Championship, were in the finals of a national event for the first time.

King and Spir got to the finals Saturday by knocking off 26th-ranked Andreas Mies and Alex Stamchev of Auburn, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, in the semifinal round.

The semifinals and finals are three-set matches, as opposed to collegiate doubles sets (first to eight games wins) that were played in the first three rounds. Friday, they eliminated John Collins and Maros Horny of Maryland, the nation’s 9th-rated doubles team, 8-3, then dispatched qualifiers Tsvetan Mihov and Peerakit Siributwong of Oklahoma, 8-5. They opened the main draw Thursday with an 8-4 win over Ohio State’s Devin McCarthy and Ille Van Engelen.

RELATED HEADLINES

August 6, 2020 PHOTOS: Men's Tennis ACC Tournament Through The Years '16-'19

#BestOfGT: A look back at the Jackets at conference championships since 2016

PHOTOS: Men's Tennis ACC Tournament Through The Years '16-'19
July 29, 2020 PHOTOS: Men's Tennis ACC Players of the Year

Five Yellow Jackets have been honored as the ACC's top performer

PHOTOS: Men's Tennis ACC Players of the Year
Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets